STP 1152 contains peer-reviewed papers on aspects of the man/information system interface and intensive care information management, including:
Overview: Problems and Opportunities in Standardization of Information Transfer in Operating Rooms and Intensive Care Units
Requirements of an Ideal System for Operating Room and Intensive Care Alarms and Information Transfer
A Survey of Practicing Anesthesiologists on Auditory Alarms in the Operating Room
Alarms in an Operative Intensive Care Unit -- Response of the Nursing Staff
Medical Information Management: Towards a Life Support System
Intelligent Monitoring and Symbolic Representation of Clinical Knowledge: An Application in Acute Ventilatory Management.
As a whole, the papers present a unique, interdisciplinary approach to intensive care alarms and information transfer. For anesthesiologists, manufacturers of anesthesia equipment, biomedical engineers associated with anesthesia departments and medical information specialists. Also for surgeons, operating room and intensive care support staff, manufacturers and vendors of computer equipment and software.